Birdlife a plenty
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Theresa Creek Dam
Capella is about half way to our destination of Clermont and its quite uncanny, as on the radio is the Mail Run Driver recalling his experiences in this area as far back as 1959. We cruise thru Clermont towards Theresa Dam about 22 kms south-west, and find it well inhabited. We locate Kath and Bill up on there own, water front at its best. Can understand why as its farthest away from generator city. And most people have one. Haven't they heard of solar panels? The night time is a constant hum from the jolly things.
Each morning we have woken up to thick fog across the water, but the sun has burnt it off by around 9.30am
The bird life is plentiful and the happy jacks and lorikeets visit often for our offerings of bread. We are still waiting for our close up of Brolgas, their call is unique, so we are ever mindful.
Friday night was 'open air movie night’ up at the main camping area. By the time we moved over with our chairs there was already two rows of nomads. The movie was ‘Bran Nue Dae’ and if you haven’t seen it get a copy and sit back and enjoy a good laugh.
Its Saturday and we woke to a perfect morning. The breeze is light and keeping the temperature pleasant. We have just had billy tea and we are enjoying the solitude,with only the sound of the birds.
After a sumptuous burger at the camp shop, we strolled back to our site to the neighbours from hell. Locals who came out to booze and be noisy. Can’t do much about it, they paid their site money the same as us. Lyle and I headed into Clermont to watch the local Rugby Union match, Emerald Bears vs the local team ‘Bush Pigs". We had a great afternoon, the standard of the game was good, the beer was cheap and as it was "Ladies Day” the bubbly was free. Perfect. We had hoped to stay in town and watch the Wallabies on the big screen, but we decided to return to camp and listen to the radio. Bit disappointing anyway.
Up early Sunday, and we are headed kind of north-east towards the coast.